About Alleya Weibel

I’m a violin performance major, and when not studying music you can find me at shows, playing with bands, hanging out with my dog, or eating pizza. I listen to music and write things!

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Death Cab For Cutie- Kintsugi (Review)

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A long awaited release since Codes and Keys in 2011, Death Cab For Cutie has finally released their eighth album Kintsugi. Sad-sap singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard has always been known for his melancholic coming-of-age lyrics, sound tracking the life of young teenage lovers and rebels alike, but alas everyone has to grow up sometime. Kintsugi tells […]

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Promised Land Sound and Alabama Shakes at Virginia Theater

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Promised Land Sound Nashville natives made their way to Champaign for the first time this past Wednesday as part of the Alabama Shakes tour. The band began playing as excited Alabama Shakes fans began to file into the historic Virginia Theater, and it seemed that this opening act expected an unenthused audience. They opened with […]

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Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors (Review)

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Yesterday, Imagine Dragons released their sophomore studio album Smoke + Mirrors. For those of you that live under a rock and may not know Imagine Dragons, the Las Vegas based rock group released their debut album Night Visions in 2012 and took the charts by storm with hit tracks “Radioactive”, “Demons” and “It’s Time”. They’re […]

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The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Wonderful World (Review)

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Often a band is faced with the problem of having to adjust their sound or writing to stay relevant in the industry, but sometimes this works out to be a good thing. The band may find that due to this process of change and adaptation they have created something new and worthwhile. In The Decemberists […]

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The Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways (Review)

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The Foo Fighters’ much anticipated album Sonic Highways was released this week, and it gives fans exactly what they want. The album is composed of eight tracks, each inspired by and recorded in a different cities as well as reflecting their respective music scenes. This is a creative concept that could be well suited for […]

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Monday Mixer

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Halloween weekend has just come to and end and it is now November. I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted after such a crazy weekend on campus. As a kid I used to fall asleep during live concerts all the time. I was once told that falling asleep to someone’s music can be […]

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